Gregg Allman and Dickey Betts – Melissa – The Allman Brothers Band
Ladies and Gentlemen, you have just witnessed God given talent. No gadgets or gimmicks, just passion for real music!
“Every person has their share of troubles and Gregg was no exception but through his perseverance and vision he channeled them into some of the most memorable music the world will ever hear. Calm the sadness and play the tunes while Duane welcomes him with open arms.”
Crossroads, seem to come and go, yeah
The gypsy flies from coast to coast
Knowing many, loving none
Bearing sorrow, havin’ fun
But back home he’ll always run
To sweet Melissa
Freight train, each car looks the same, all the same
And no one knows the Gypsy’s name
No one hears his lonely sighs
There are no blankets where he lies
In all his deepest dreams the Gypsy flies
With sweet Melissa
Again the morning’s come
Again he’s on the run
Sunbeams shining through his hair
Appearing not to have a care
Well, pick up your gear and Gypsy roll on, roll on
Crossroads, will you ever let him go? No, no, no
Will you hide the dead man’s ghost?
Or will he lie, beneath the clay?
Or will his spirit float away?
But I know that he won’t stay without Melissa
Yes, I know that he won’t stay without Melissa
Songwriters: Stephen Alaimo / Gregory Lenoir Allman
Melissa lyrics © Unichappell Music Inc., Elijah Blue Music